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Rahul Gandhi in Uttarakhand: For 52 years, RSS did not respect and hoist national flag

Rahul Gandhi is addressing party workers in Rishikesh ahead of assembly elections in Uttarakhand.

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (PTI photo)

Addressing party workers in poll-bound Uttarakhand, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a blistering attack on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, saying that the right-wing group did not respect and hoist the national flag at its Nagpur headquarters for 52 years after independence.

“Since 7-8 months I am researching, I even googled about our party to see what is it that BJP-RSS want to destroy,” said Rahul while addressing his party workers in Rishikesh.

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On the raging debate over Khadi calendar row, Rahul castigated Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he removed the image of the man (Mahatma Gandhi) who sacrificed his life for the nation. He also criticised the Modi-led government over the demonetisation drive and for destroying the credibility of the Reserve Bank of India.


“Congress Party made and strengthened RBI so that there is a body which is not under government’s pressure as it takes economic decisions. But in a minute the soul of this institution was murdered by Modi Ji,” he said.

The Congress vice-president also called on PM Modi to take the decision regarding One Rank One Pension (OROP) immediately with the same swiftness he announced the decision of demonetisation.